## Abstract

This study explores how secondary mathematics teachers envision potential argumentation situations in the classroom. The data were collected by means of individual semi-structured interviews conducted with 31 secondary mathematics teachers. The participants were asked to express their views on argumentation for teaching mathematics, provide examples of argumentation as manifested in their own teaching, and formulate a script for the hypothetical implementation of a mathematical task in the classroom with the goal of engaging students in argumentative activity. Analysis of the teachers' responses yielded categories related to: (1) task characteristics, (2) teaching strategies, and (3) students’ characteristics. From a cross-analysis of the teachers' statements, certain categories appeared more frequently than others. The findings are interpreted in light of theory and practice.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2021 |

Editors | Maitree Inprasitha, Narumon Changsri, Nisakorn Boonsena |

Publisher | Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) |

Pages | 33-40 |

Number of pages | 8 |

ISBN (Print) | 9786169383017 |

State | Published - 2021 |

Event | 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2021 - Virtual, Online Duration: 19 Jul 2021 → 22 Jul 2021 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education |
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Volume | 2 |

ISSN (Print) | 0771-100X |

ISSN (Electronic) | 2790-3648 |

### Conference

Conference | 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2021 |
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City | Virtual, Online |

Period | 19/07/21 → 22/07/21 |

### Bibliographical note

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## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Education